The elves of Athas are forged in the endless desert-burned dark by the sun, toughened by the swirling sands, and given strength and swiftness. Athas’s elves stand tall and lean, with long limbs and fearsome faces. The elves of Athas are forged in the endless desert-burned dark by the sun, toughened. Sun-baked, wind-carved features dominate the chiseled elven faces. elements of the deserts, elves are forced to clad themselves in dark.

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They live for the moment, these savages of a dying world.

Elf (Athas)

I was very involved in the development process. Using the power of the Pristine Tower to harness the energy of the yellow sun he transformed these fifteen into his Champions. At the point the source material lays out for play the beginning of the Age of Heroes when the sorcerer-king’s hold on the Tyr Region has recently been challenged with the assassination of Kalak of Tyr in a slave rebellion led by Rikus, Agis, Neeva, Tithian, and Sadira.

Opportunistic, mistrustful, cunning, and absolutely deceitful, elves are more often cast as the downtrodden villain than they are anything else. Elven Psionics Elves gain the following psionic power: It was a rules only conversion that provided everything needed to play in the Dark Sun world through the non-epic levels.

Elven songs and celebrations revolve around heroes of the tribe both ancient and current members. Others, such as shamans, clerics, and druids, cast spells using primal magic as opposed to divine magic. Elves tend towards chaos because of their love of freedom, variety and self—expression. The chance for this earned confidence does not increase because the newcomer is an elf.

Given the prevalence of psionics the people of Athas have developed laws to govern their use. Always at home when running in the wastes, elves often act as if all plains and badlands were Elven lands. The guide outlined some of the important events that had taken place since then, and largely focused on the city-states and the fate of the remaining sorcerer-kings. They thrive in open spaces, and tend to wither in captivity.


Elves love to boast of their accomplishments or have their deeds woven into song. August 04, These included in-depth looks at certain aspects of the setting including certain classes, such as gladiators, clerics, and psions ; the races native to Athas, such as elves or thri-kreen; and more detailed setting information, such as the city-state of Tyr, the Veiled Allianceand the different slave tribes.

Wizards of the Coast, Inc,pages This accessory includes savage encounters with the better known tribes and an updated map of the Tablelands region. Dark Sun races were distinctly different from those found in other campaign settings as the designers purposefully went against type. The sun changed from blue to yellow. Elves tend to keep to their own tribe and their proven friends unless they have some sort of an angle — something to sell, or some deception to pass off.

Beholder Drow dark elf Githyanki Illithid mind flayer Lich. Sneaky – Elves can make an attempt to hide even when only lightly obscured by sand, rocks, or other natural phenomena, or when they are within crowds. The struggles would have continued to completion had the Champions not discovered that Rajaat’s true plans did not include their survival. TSR worried about this concept, wondering how to market a product that lacked any familiar elements.

When a hunt goes well, a tribe showers the hunt master with praise. Available classes are not defined in the 4th edition campaign setting. Sign In Don’t have an account? When a war or hunting party is encountered for example, groups of more than sixthere is one hunting leader with 3 HD, THAC0 17, and AC 5 for every 10 elves.

When in their natural terrain, the deserts and steppes of Athas, elves are especially hard to detect. They are also charlatans, entertainers, thieves, and raiders.

Elves are tall, long-legged desert rovers whose tribes wander the face of Athas. Elves consider it shameful to ride an animal such as a crodlu or a kank, and one does so only if sum or gravely wounded.

Big Ball of No Fun: Dark Sun: Elves of Athas

Shn will do whatever is necessary to keep themselves and their tribemates alive and prosperous, but no more. Tithian uses the Dark Lens to free Rajaat, believing he will be transformed into a sorcerer-king as a reward.


This speed, coupled with natural maneuverability, leads elves to disdain the use of beasts as transportation. The stranger must show bravery and a willingness to sacrifice for the elf to earn acceptance.

Elf (Athas) (Monstrous Manual)

The ssun landmass configuration of the planet or the existence of other continents is unknown. With the exception of Denning and Kirchoff, design veterans such as David “Zeb” Cook declined to join the conceptual team though Cook would write the first two adventure modules: Dragonlance Forgotten Realms Greyhawk Ravenloft. This speed, referred to as the elf run, also appears in the short sprints of combat. An invasion of the Kreen Empire was also being considered, according to Melka, along with the mystery of the Messenger, and a product on the Silt Sea to expand the world further prior to the line’s cancellation.

New PC races include muls half-dwarves oof thri-kreen insect lf add to the setting’s uniqueness. They revere nature and hate sorcerer-kings and defilers. Elf villages are even less likely to be found than a pool of clear water in the desert, for elves only stop running when they fall down and die.

Once you stop, you cannot atjas this feature again until if finish a long rest. Besides their native psionic powers and defiling magic, they were imbued with immortality and the ability to draw magical energy from living creatures through the use of obsidian orbs. Usually too fast and canny to be caught by slavers, the elf that finds himself locked away usually dries up and dies like a darcu fruit cut from its vine.

Dark Sun Dark Sun: If the elf fails, he must make at least a full days rest before attempting again.